Whats the air pocket mean when candling?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mvarty, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. mvarty

    mvarty New Egg

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    I candled eggs...not sure how old they are...for the first time. My light is not super bright, but I could clearly see a large air pocket on the end of all 6 eggs. whats this mean?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The air pocket is a natural occuring air supply for the chick as it pips the membrane so it will have enough time to pip the egg shell.
     

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